The Bourne Legacy is the fourth installment to the series that introduces a new hero Aaron Cross. The plot is about the government’s spy program involving super-human agents and it is being shut down because of security breach. The agents are being bioengineered but because of the security, all of bioengineered agents are being eliminated. One of the super-agents Aaron Cross is not about to go down without a fight. With the help of Dr. Maria Shearing, he survived.
Dr. Shearing is the pretty scientist who engineered the agents to become super-human. Aaron Cross kidnapped Dr. Shearing in order to restore his supply of the pills that makes him super-human. Unfortunately the pills are on the other side of the globe, in Manila the Philippines. The two were off to Manila with Dr Shearing as the damsel in distress and her former masters are trying to track them down. Retired Colonel Eric Byer is one of the executives employed by her former employer.
There is a lot of action scenes in the film, the climax happened in a motorcycle chase in the streets of Manila. The motorcycle chase is really spectacular. The other chase scenes are also spectacular but some of the scenes are identical to the first three installments specially the rooftop chase in Manila.
The first three Bourne Legacy starred Matt Damon but the fourth installment is played by a new actor with a new character, Aaron Cross. The new character is almost exactly like the former character Jason Bourne. They are almost the same but not exactly. The general plot of the first three and fourth installment are also identical, all the elements on the first three and on the fourth installment.
The film is the typical action, mystery and suspense film with lots of action and chase scenes although it’s not as good as the first three Bourne films.
Jeremy Renner stars as Aaron Cross, Rachel Weisz as Dr. Shearing and Edward Norton as retired Colonel Eric Byer. Joan Allen has minor part as Pam Landy.